The French Competition Authority launches a public consultation on commitments received in by a major operator in online gambling sector (Betclic / PMU)

The French Competition Authority launched a public consultation on commitments it received from an operator in a dominant position on the online gambling market to split its online betting activities from those of its shop-betting network. Following a complaint from the Betclic Everest Group (hereafter “Betclic”), PMU (Paris Mutuel Urbains) offered to split its online betting activity from that of its shop betting activity, that is to say bets it receives in its dedicated point of sale, such as bars and tobacco shops or newsagents. PMU is an Economic Interest Group (Groupement d’Intéret Economique or GIE [1]) founded by the 57 bookmakers in the 1930s which has effectively been granted a legal monopoly on horse-betting in France. [2] In 2010, the online gambling sector was liberalised in

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Jocelyn Delatre, The French Competition Authority launches a public consultation on commitments received in by a major operator in online gambling sector (Betclic / PMU), 30 October 2013, e-Competitions Bulletin IT & Dominance, Art. N° 59423

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